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I Chew My Drinking Straw

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    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 12, 2008

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 13, 2008

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    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen 31-35 Jun 13, 2009

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 12, 2008

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    I just recently found out

    that I chew things when I'm thinking, most of the time it's either a straw or a pen.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08 18-21 Aug 5, 2008

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    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2007

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    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    LOL

    I use mine as a dental pick, slyly when no ones looking! When I go to KFC I always end up with food in my teeth and it annoys me how places don't have dental picks for when you finish your food, so I use my straw! I do tend to use it too much and sometimes I make my gums bleed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 18, 2008

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    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc 26-30, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-18, F Mar 7, 2009

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    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 10, 2008

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    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    This started when I was about 12 and I noticed my dad chewed so loudly and digustingly. I would feel enraged at him. This continued and got worse as I got older. It got so it was...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    On reflection from a previous post a few days a go, and actually just reading what I put on a pm and couldn't stop laughing at my own wit I present to you - the area for all ugly...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Just a little bit of sugar sprinkled on the strawberries after they've been sliced and placed in a bowl with a plate on top for 1/2 an hour and it brings out the juice and it's...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I was hunting with a friend of mine and he had some Copenhagen Wintergreen Long Cut and since pretty much everyone I knew dips chewing tobacco and really like the taste of it I...
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am letting go of my chewing tobacco addiction. It is difficult. The Withdrawls make me feel like a child who wants something badly.
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M Jan 15

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    Hello, Everyone. I would like to share my experiences from drinking heavily since September. It is now a new year and I am planning on quitting drinking for a whole year so I...
    LucasW58 LucasW58 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I'm eating mah strawberries. :3 And then there's that green tip... LOLZ
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Strawberries are my favorite food I just love them so much <3
    abbeyangel abbeyangel 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Tried Jamie Oliver's Strawberries dipped in balsamic vinegar, thought I'd hate it, totally delicious!
    ZeusGreen ZeusGreen 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    i took 12 shots in less then a hour last nite, i feel so sick. and threw up twice.... ive been drinking so much latly. i feel like im my dad.. i dont want to end up like him...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't have a drinking problem this is just a horrible reason to drink. But I feel like drinking and making a mistake with someone random I'll never know.
    Bewbank Bewbank 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Had a few rough years with my partner and started the bad habit of drinking at night to wash away the day relax. Want to kick the habit and get back to the place where drinking was...
    goodbud2 goodbud2 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    drinking Bacardi white Rum to night.... jus wanna forget everything and drown... wanna run away to the other side to night.... away from every one and everything...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    its been two straight days ive been drinking heavily.... stil im not able to sleep properly.... smethngs bothering me....
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm drinking tonight! ;) girls messages me!!!
    protographer15 protographer15 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    This is my first time drinking coffee without any creamers and what not i couldn't do it but i did attempt it again still didn't like it then i attempt it a 3rd time and everyone...
    PurpleLove18 PurpleLove18 16-17, F Jan 19

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    Food is only for survival. I don't need it.
    mcrxforever mcrxforever 13-15, F Jan 7

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    Does it mean I'm too irritable that I hate loud sneezing, coughing and eating noises? What about the fact that my husband is sitting here on the couch flossing his teeth?
    mynameis12345 mynameis12345 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    Listening to someone smack as the eat just grosses me out. I was in a meeting not to long ago and the guy sitting next to me smacked his food and talked with his mouth full. I just...
    jfar123 jfar123 41-45, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I can understand and accept each of these completely 😝
    SPIDERLIMBS SPIDERLIMBS 16-17, F Jan 7

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    I love raspberries on ice cream too. Love mmmmm this combination is incredible!
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    .. dipped in chocolate! :-O i hate being on a diet right now!!!
    gyl123 gyl123 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    <3 everyday.... Probably going to suffer some health problem soon :/
    kinko888 kinko888 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Woke up today ,massively hungover :/
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M Dec 31, 2014

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